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by Andy Tindale
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: EnergyPlus General
Topic: How to control slat angle
Replies: 1
Views: 6577

Hi,

DesignBuilder currently doesn't use the window blind data for Radiance calculations. This is why you don't see much effect.

We are working on improving use of blind slat angle control in E+ and also looking at using blinds in Daysim.
by Andy Tindale
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: EnergyPlus General
Topic: Export from Revit to Design Builder
Replies: 4
Views: 59370

Hi Tomasz,

I wonder whether the problem could be that DB merges co-planar surfaces within a zone and this could cause construction details to be lost. We'll take a look at the model you sent to the support desk and try to find the cause.

Andy
by Andy Tindale
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: EnergyPlus General
Topic: Revit Plugin Not Working
Replies: 3
Views: 51732

We will release a new v4.7 in the next week or so which includes a new Revit plugin and works with Revit 2016.

Andy
by Andy Tindale
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: EnergyPlus General
Topic: Export from Revit to Design Builder
Replies: 4
Views: 59370

Construction material layers assigned to surfaces should come through into DesignBuilder in recent versions (since v4.5). I suggest that you check this in v4.7 to see if that solves the problem. If you see no improvement please send the gbXML file to our support desk to help us reproduce the problem...
by Andy Tindale
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: EnergyPlus General
Topic: Problem with Design Builder Revit Plugin
Replies: 3
Views: 56738

We expect to release v4.7 generally in a couple of weeks. If you would like to obtain a release candidate before then you should contact our support desk and they can provide a link. Please make sure to explain that you wish to use the Revit 2016 integration.

Andy
by Andy Tindale
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: EnergyPlus General
Topic: Problem with Design Builder Revit Plugin
Replies: 3
Views: 56738

Are you using Revit 2016? The current v4.6 release does not support this, but we will soon be releasing v4.7 that does. If you would like to a copy of v4.7 please contact the support desk.

Andy
by Andy Tindale
Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: EnergyPlus General
Topic: Error importing ESO file in Results Viewer
Replies: 2
Views: 70176

Hi, Are you using the latest version of the Results Viewer? There has been a lot of improvement in general stability over the past few months. If you are using the latest, could you submit a question on our support desk along with a link to allow us to download the eso file (assuming it is very larg...
by Andy Tindale
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: EnergyPlus General
Topic: Excel data into a Schedule profile
Replies: 15
Views: 248327

There is a help page which provides some info on the process involved in importing schedules and other data from external sources at: http://www.designbuilder.co.uk/helpv4.5/#ImportingCustomTemplatesAndComponents.htm It's not a comprehensive description but should provide enough info to help you to ...
by Andy Tindale
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: EnergyPlus HVAC
Topic: VRF System Modeling
Replies: 2
Views: 15206

You need to use Detailed HVAC and in the list of Detailed HVAC templates you can load "VRF with HR and DOAS".


Andy
by Andy Tindale
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: EnergyPlus General
Topic: Results Viewer annual and montlhy value
Replies: 2
Views: 83427

Thanks for the report. We will issue a fix for this soon.

Andy
by Andy Tindale
Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: EnergyPlus General
Topic: Import a campus GBXML, combine rooms into one building
Replies: 1
Views: 87174

I would recommend you use DesignBuilder v4.5 beta which groups zones into blocks and provides a more reliable BIM import process than previous releases.

Andy
by Andy Tindale
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: EnergyPlus General
Topic: Simulating a VRV/VRF system in Design Builder
Replies: 2
Views: 57391

Hi Sarah, You can find VRF HVAC templates in our latest betas, but we are still finalising some details and it may be better to wait a couple of weeks by which time we will have completed the software, testing, documentation and importantly a spreadsheet we are developing which facilitates the creat...
by Andy Tindale
Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: EnergyPlus General
Topic: V4 Room Names
Replies: 7
Views: 91445

Apologies for this problem. It has been fixed in v4.2.0.033 and later. You will have to open the HVAC zone group dialog and press OK to rename the HVAC zones based on zone names.
by Andy Tindale
Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: EnergyPlus General
Topic: LEED Summary Report
Replies: 1
Views: 23341

In v4.1 you must select the "All Summary" report option to obtain the LEED Summary report.

In v4.2 which will be released in the next few days there is an explicit option to select for the LEED Summary report.

Andy
by Andy Tindale
Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: EnergyPlus General
Topic: Earth cooling tubes - output
Replies: 7
Views: 131374

You may be interested to know that earth tubes are now included the DesignBuilder interface from v4 onwards. They can be accessed from the HVAC tab of model data.

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